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A New Year of Peace, Love & College Admissions!

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, In : Just for Fun 

As Jews the world over usher in the year 5772 (where does the time go?), The College Whisperer pauses to reflect, to refresh, and to wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Next year in college!

Don't leave college admissions to prayer alone!

Call College Connection (516-345-8766) after the holidays for the competitive edge in this most selective college market.

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The Bold. The Brag. The Blog.

Posted by College Connection on Monday, September 26, 2011, In : College Planning 

Be bold!

That's what often separates the college also-rans from the college acceptances. Toot your horn. Give voice to your essay. Build that resume. Wave that brag sheet!

And now, in keeping with our long and storied tradition of bringing you the best of the web's college planning and resource websites, here's one that not only helps you brag (and live to tag about it), but is also an exceptional source for material and information related to the college application and admissions process.

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Early Decision and the Ties That Bind

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : College Applications 

As college-bound high school seniors seriously begin work on their college applications -- inclusive of the Common App -- two questions invariably arise: "What is the difference between 'Early Decision' and 'Early Action,' and should I apply under either?"

"Early Decision," simply put, is binding. The end all of decisions. You will go to no other college. If they accept you, you must go. This is it!

You may only apply "Early Decision" to one college, and you, your parents, your high school and,...
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Long Island National College Fair October 2nd

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, September 15, 2011, In : College Planning 

Which is the fairest College Fair in all the land?

Why, the National College Fair, of course, hosted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and coming to Long Island (Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale) on Sunday, October 2, 2011 (11 AM to 4 PM).

Admission to the College Fair is FREE. [There is a nominal fee for parking.]

With more than 350 colleges and universities in attendance, and upwards of 10,000 students and parents expected to stream through the doors of the Coli...
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The Rancor Over College Rankings

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, In : College Admissions 

We never put much stock into the annual ranking of colleges and universities -- by U.S. News & World Report, or otherwise. The beauty contest slash marketing push, oft times leaving students and their parents baffled, bewildered and blindsided, really doesn't mean all that much.

Certainly, it sells magazines and makes for sensational headlines, but such jockeying for first place between the likes of Harvard and Princeton will have little, if any, bearing on where the majority of college-bound...
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Naviance. The Musical

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, September 8, 2011, In : College Planning 

Naviance. If you're a high school senior, or about to be one, Naviance has as surely become a part of your vernacular (good SAT word :-) as the Common App.

Heralded -- by those who market it -- as the next best thing to sliced bread, Naviance is said to offer a "road map to success," not only to college, but toward a lifelong career.

Of course, if someone offers you a road map, you darn well better know how to read it, where the closures and detours lie, and be privy to alternate routes, just ...
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